That sweet relief
Losing your hair is hard and nobody should have to cope with that in secret.
So, like taking your bra off at the end of the day, opening up about your hair will feel like a relief.
And often the reaction is never what we feared.
You can always set boundaries too – if you aren’t chasing advice for example – let that person know up front.
“I have something to tell you that has been hard for me. And if you could just listen without offering a solution that would mean the world to me.”
Of course, if telling someone hasn’t gone to plan, and you’re feeling worse than before, you may like to reach out to a counselling support service to unpack how it went.
Look after yourself.
Being vulnerable is hard but the reward is great.
Likely the person you have shared with will now be able to act as a confidant.
Someone who can hold our hand through the journey. Listen to your woes. Share your highs (like buying your first piece!)
Many of our clients find once they have opened up to one person – they can’t stop! The high of releasing those feelings of shame is real and addictive.
Go forth queens.